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Archive for the ‘Christianity and Culture’ Category

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 14, 2014

I am a fan of the Planet of the Apes series. I believe the original with Charlton Heston is a classic. Even if the ape costumes are dated and it is a little corny at times, it still holds up very well. I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake even though it was a flawed film. […]

What’s Been on My Turntable: Best of 2014

July 8, 2014

It’s important to listen to the poets. They move and motivate us. They have a pulse on the culture that we often do not have. Good poets are aware of what is going on but don’t acquiesce. They are voices calling attention to what is good, beautiful, and true. Here are the voices I have […]

Best Films of 2014, So Far

July 5, 2014

The Lego Movie I cannot recall the last time a major Hollywood studio put out a movie this funny and original. The Lego Movie is visually stunning, meaningful, and a great time. The film invites you into the creative world of Legos (Transformers take notes) and makes you feel like a kid again. It has […]

Slow Church

June 16, 2014

Chris Smith and John Pattinson want to start a revolution, a slow church revolution, and I hope they succeed. What is slow church? A slow church is one that seeks to follow in the Way of Jesus day by day, even when doing so seems inconvenient or even impossible. A key part of our slowing […]

Musings

June 6, 2014

Compadres Blog Tour I am part of a Facebook group called Compadres and this summer we are doing a blog tour. Each week a few of us will post on something from the life of Jesus. I will post the links here so you can follow along. Jeremy Schopper is the first one to post. […]

Let the Beat Drop: A Homily on Psalm 8

May 20, 2014

O Lord, our Sovereign,     how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.     Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,     to silence the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the […]

On the Public Reading of Scripture

May 10, 2014

In 1 Timothy 4:13 Paul tells Timothy to “give attention to the public reading of Scripture.” The public reading of long sections of Scriptures was an essential practice in the early church. The church came together on the first day of the week for worship. They sang, prayed, gave, listened to teaching, observed the Lord’s […]

Into the Great Unknown

April 8, 2014

Fear is debilitating. Fear holds us back and keeps us from the work of God. Fear squashes faith. Throughout Scripture God continually tells his people, “Do not fear.” God understands what fear can do to human beings and he wants his people to live by faith rather than fear. One of our greatest fears is […]

A Flood of Controversy

April 3, 2014

Noah has created a flood of controversy. Some Christians have called it insulting, blasphemous, and unbiblical. Others have praised it for its faithfulness to Scripture, artistic value, and focus on justice and mercy. After reading reviews and comments from both sides one has to wonder whether or not they were watching the same film. How […]

Why We Need More Films Like Noah

March 31, 2014

Ever since Noah was released last Friday there has been a flood of blog posts related to the film. Some posts have accused the film of being an anti-Christian environmental diatribe, while others have praised it as a great work of art. I was hesitant to weigh into the vast ocean of works already written […]

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